Academic Standing Policy / Academic Regulations - Academic Standing Workshops- Counseling Department

Academic / Progress Status

The status of a student may fall within five categories ranging from the honor of inclusion on the “President’s List” to “Dismissal,” the latter resulting in separation from the College. The categories are as follows: Honors, Clear Standing, Probation, Subject to Dismissal, and Dismissal.

Academic Probation

A student who has attempted 12 or more semester units and who then earns a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of less than 2.00 during the regular semester shall be placed on probation the following semester.

A student shall be removed from probationary status when the cumulative GPA reaches 2.00 or above.

Any student whose cumulative GPA remains below 2.00 will continue to be on “probation” as long as the GPA is 1.75 or above.

Academic: Subject to Dismissal

A student will be subject to dismissal when:

  • He or she has attempted 12 or more units and earns a cumulative grade point average at Ohlone College of less than 1.75 for two consecutive semesters.
  • The student is in the first semester of attendance after having been reinstated subsequent to dismissal from Ohlone or any other college.

Academic Dismissal

A student who has attempted 12 or more units and has earned a cumulative GPA of less than 1.75 for three consecutive semesters shall be dismissed.

Progress Probation

A student who has attempted 12 or more units shall be placed on progress probation when the percentage of all units attempted for which entries of “ W,” “I,” and/or “NC” are recorded reaches or exceeds 50 percent.

A student shall be removed from probationary status when the percentage of all of the units in which the student has enrolled for which entries of “W,” “I,” and/or “NC” are recorded is below 50 percent.

Progress Subject to Dismissal

A student who has attempted 12 or more units shall be placed on progress subject to dismissal when the percentage of all units attempted for which entries of “ W,” “I,” and/or “NC” are recorded reach or exceed 50 percent for two consecutive semesters.

Progress: Dismissal

A student who has attempted 12 or more semester units shall be dismissed when the percentage of all units attempted and for which entries of “W,” “I,” and/or “NC” are recorded reach or exceed 50 percent for three consecutive semesters.

Honors

A student who achieves outstanding scholarship in any semester (3.2 or above in 6 or more units and whose cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above) will be eligible for the distinction of being placed on the President’s List.

Students with a cumulative grade point average in all college work applied toward the degree between 3.2 and 3.49 inclusive will graduate “With Honors.” All students with a cumulative GPA between 3.5 and 4.0 inclusive will graduate “With Highest Honors.” These notations will be included on the diploma.

Clear Standing

A student whose prior semester GPA and cumulative GPA are 2.0 or above and whose accumulated units of “W,” “NC,” and/or “I” do not reach or exceed 50% shall be in clear standing.